More advanced texts will be introduced, with students expected to read without any harakaat/tashkeel on the letters. The objective is for students to become self-reliant in reading advanced Arabic texts so they can pick up any tafseer and understand it with the help of a dictionary. The key text will be the Arabic version of At-Tafseer Al-Tahleeli. Students are also expected to purchase the following dictionaries to help them in analyzing the texts: Hans Wehr Arabic to English (for English speakers) and Misbaahullughaat Arabic to Urdu (for Urdu speakers).
- To enable the student to read advanced texts with the assistance of a dictionary.
- The long-term objective is the ability to study texts with minimal help from a teacher.
- To acquaint the student with advanced Qur’anic exegesis.(4 credit hours)
About the Instructor(s)
Dr. Muthanna Alkhaldi brings with him more than 20 years of Arabic Language expertise. Dr. Muthanna earned his PhD in Quranic Arabic Linguistics from the University of Baghdad. He also has a Masters in Classical Arabic Syntax and a bachelors degree in Arabic Language Studies. Currently the CEO and founder of the Texas Arabic Academy, he has shared his passion for Arabic with students in diverse settings and institutions and he developed a comprehensive curriculum to teach Classical Arabic to Non-Arabic speakers. Dr. Muthanna was a resident scholar at the Bayyinah Institute, and has also taught at Houston Community College, Rice University, Guidance College, Al-Huda University among others. Instructing beginner to advanced levels, some of his courses include Classical Arabic, Reflection of Surah Yusuf, and Rules of Understanding the Language of the Quran.